15 April 2020


£35,845 - £59,135 (Levels 7,8,9)


Job Purpose

To undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to Information Studies, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the Subject/School/College's strategic objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and progress individual/joint research projects of international standard in the subject area with the support of a mentor, as required.

  2. Write up research findings/outcomes for publication in leading journals for dissemination as appropriate, identifying potential sources and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.

  3. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications.

  4. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching on undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses within the subject area in accordance with the subject's priorities including accepting responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more courses.

  5. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

  6. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

  7. Contribute to the development of theory and practice in the subject area.

  8. Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and to contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development.

  9. Take on administrative or management roles within Information Studies as assigned by the Head of School.

  10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

  11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

  12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.


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